By Susie Reese
You want to do stuff on vacation. Sure, every vacation needs at least a day or two of nothing more than relaxing on the beach, exploring the resort, and just decompressing from all the difficulties of life. But once you’ve done that, you want to enjoy the time with your family, doing things together that you aren’t able to do at home, and there’s no place better to do that than Beaches Resorts in the Caribbean. Beaches was named one of the Top 5 Caribbean Resorts for Families by TripAdvisor® Reviews, and it’s no surprise. Between the unlimited scuba diving, water sports, water parks, games and land sports, as well as golf and nightly entertainment, these resorts are three exciting destinations. And for kids who want to spend some time with children their own ages, there are kids clubs (yup, plural!) and for parents, experiences just for them!
See one of the many experiences families can have in this video about the Body Glove Wave Simulator at Beaches Resorts!
At Beaches Resorts in Ocho Rios, Negril, and Turks and Caicos, the water is just another place to play. The resorts offer a comprehensive program with instruction and equipment for dives up to 40 feet. Have never dived before? No worries! Beaches offers a 1-day introductory resort program, and most times, you can go on a dive the same day you take the course. For already certified divers, Beaches offers you access to some of the best sites in the Caribbean, including Deep Plane, Arches, Devil’s Reef, Elephant Ear Canyon, and more.
But scuba diving is only one part of the Beaches’ water experience. The resorts offer more than 270 specialty boats, the biggest Jacuzzis in the Caribbean, complimentary beach and pool towel service, stand-up paddle boards, largest zero-entry pools in the Caribbean water hammocks and wakeboarding, unlimited complimentary lessons available for all watersports activities, and did we mention the Pirate Island waterparks? Waterfall pools, lazy rivers, kids-only swim-up bar, surf simulators, huge waterslides, water cannons, and ice-cream machines, are just the start of the fun at these parks.
After a while, your fingers and toes begin to get prune-y, so you’ll want to spend some time outside of the water. At Beaches Ocho Rios, you’ll enjoy unlimited rounds of golf, green fees, and round-trip transfers to the Sandals Golf & Country Club, recognized as one of the finest in the Caribbean by Golf Digest and Frommers. This includes golf for all members of your party, including your teens.
But if you’re not the golfing type, then try your hand at golf, croquet, basketball, tennis, beach volleyball, billiards and pool tables, rock-climbing, bocci ball, lawn chess, squash, racquetball, and more. (Check with your travel agent before booking because some of these activities are not available at all Beaches locations. If your vacation will be ruined without the bocci ball, then you’ll want to make sure you’re at a Beaches resort with it.)
Families can also challenge one another in the Xbox® Play Lounge with controller-free games that anyone can play, as well as games for every style and skill level. You also won’t want to miss the Scratch DJ Academy®, where you learn how to engage the crowd, keep them moving, create your style of music, and learn the profession.
For the Little Ones, the Big Ones, and the Adults
Of course, you might want to exhale with some time to yourself or with your partner, and Beaches knows that. At each resort, Beaches has specialized activities for infants, toddlers, pre-teens, and teens, and the camps are staffed by members of the International Nanny Association, America’s oldest and largest in-home child care association. Each camp has activities designed especially for that age group, like toddlers can shell collect, face paint, go on treasure hunts, play with puppets, and more. Pre-teens can enjoy sailing, snorkeling, swimming, beach sports, and pizza-making, while teens have their pizza and soda bars, Olympic-style sports, dance parties, and talent shows.
And of course, the little ones will want to have Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street®, like Super Science with Super Grover, Bird Watching with Big Bird, and From Trash to Treasure with Oscar the Grouch.
Adults can find ultimate relaxation at the Red Lane® Spa with tropically infused aromas and special treatments, candlelight dinners on the beach, and themed parties on the beach.
So go to a resort where there’s stuff to do! Choose Beaches Ocho Rios, Beaches Negril, or Beaches Turks & Caicos.Contact your local travel agent and request a GOGO Vacations‘ package now.
About Susie Reese
Susie Reese is a copywriter for FC USA Artworks. She loves to travel (you know it!) and has ventured extensively across North America. She enjoys short walks on the beach and comic cons. She writes On the Go: A Magazine for Travelers and on her free-time, comics and short stories.
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